Council tax is set for 4.8 per cent rise in Petworth

Petworth council taxpayers look set to face a rise of just under five per cent in the town's share of the tax bill which will come through their letter boxes in March.

Wednesday, 20th December 2017, 12:30 pm

Chairman of the town council’s finance committee Alan Copus told a full meeting, the budget would be brought to council in January for final approval after skate park funding had been finalised.

But he said the average Band D taxpayer looked set for a 4.8 per cent rise which amounted to £3.31 for the whole year - 6p a week.

He said the council was planning to spend £24,000 more next year on items including a £9,000 bill for ground maintenance, £5,000 on traffic works after recommendations in its traffic survey and a further £2,000 on more Gateway improvements as well as another £2,000 on notice boards.

To off set this £19,000 of spending in this financial year would not have to be repeated including no further financial allocation for the neighbourhood plan which was nearing completion.

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